Sewtopia Chicago

Have you all heard about Sewtopia? It’s the brain child of Amy Newbold and Jemellia Hilfiger.  They are hosting the first one this fall in Salt Lake. But they listened to the pleading of many of us in the midwest and are hosting the NEXT Sewtopia in Chicago!!

The date: April 16th – 19th, 2015.

Location: Drake Hotel located in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Registration Fee: $375 (does not include travel or hotel) with limited early bird registration discounts and discounts to past attendees of Sewtopia Salt Lake and Sew OK.

Registration Time: Opens at August 1st at 10 AM MST

Registration includes:
Shop Hop Thursday, April 16, 2015
Open Social Thursday night, April 16, 2015
Classes and lunches for Friday and Saturday
Access to Sewtopia’s Sewing Lounge after classes are done
Swaps and any Challenges (if you choose to participate)

This event is structured a bit different from the Salt Lake City, Utah 2014 event.
Included in your registration fee, you’ll have the opportunity to take classes taught by extraordinary and influential women from the modern quilting world.   And boy did Amy and Jemellia go all out with these two teachers.

I don’t know if you recognize them, but that is the amazing talents Latifah Saafir of The Quilt Engineer and Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts.  I know!!!

And they are both teaching amazing classes.

Rita Hodge will teach you how to make Kansas Dugout blocks. You will learn how to accurately piece inset seams (Y seams) and no longer will you be afraid and call them names, like “pesky” or “annoying.”The Kansas Dugout quilt is a great scrap buster project, use up those favorite pieces that you could not stand to discard.

Latifah will be teaching one of her new quilt designs called Molehills.  With the Molehills quilt, you will learn and practice curved piecing and a relaxed version of foundation paper piecing.

You guys know that I’m particularly interested in the curved piece!! 😉

I know that there are a limited number of spots available for this event.  So if you want to attend, I would be ready to sign up right at 10 AM MST on August 1st.  Which is soon!

Have I mentioned how excited I am that there is going to be an event in Chicago?!  Finally I don’t have to pay $$$$ for a plane ticket.  lol Although honestly for this event I would have been highly tempted wherever it was!

I plan on being there!  How about you?

2 thoughts on “Sewtopia Chicago”

  1. It sure does sound a ton of fun, but man did they price me out with the hotel they chose. The retreat is already a bit expensive (though fair), but then a $200/night hotel room with $43 per day parking! Ouch. Oh well.

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